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Schedule

  • 10:50 Introduction by Rami Bahsoon, University of Birmingham, UK
  • 11:00-11:45  keynote and shepherding advice on Research in Cloud Computing, Adam Barker, University of St Andrews, UK
  • 11:45-12:15 Re-engineering the Database Layer of Legacy Applications for Scalable Cloud Deployment D1. Martyn Ellison, Radu Calinescu and Richard Paige.
  • 12:15-12:45 Truesource: A True Performance For Hierarchical Cloud Monitoring D2. Adam Currie, Aaron McConnell, Gerard Parr, Sally McClean and Kashaf Khan.

Lunch

  • 2:30-3:00 Sustainable Communications Infrastructures in the Cloud – Supporting the Information Economy D3. Conor McBay, Gerard Parr and Sally McClean.
  • 3:00-3:30 Virtualization Security using Mandatory Access Control and Virtual Machine Introspection D6. Thu Yein Win, Huaglory Tianfield and Quentin Mair.
  • 3:30-4:00 Energy-aware Virtual Machine Consolidation for Cloud Data Centers D7. Dabiah Alboaneen, Bernardi Pranggono and Huaglory Tianfield.

Break

  • 4:30-5:00 CloudAdvisor – A Framework Towards Assessing Trustworthiness and Transparency of Cloud Providers D9. Mohammed Almanea
  • 5:00-5:30 SLA Assured Brokering (SAB) and CSP Certification in Cloud Computing D8. Shyam S. Wagle.
  • 5:30-6:00 Scalable Analytic Models for Performance Efficiency in the Cloud D5. Awada Uchechukwu, Keqiu Li and Keqin Li.

Accepted Papers

  •  Re-engineering the Database Layer of Legacy Applications for Scalable Cloud Deployment D1. Martyn Ellison, Radu Calinescu and Richard Paige.
  • Truesource: A True Performance For Hierarchical Cloud Monitoring D2. Adam Currie, Aaron McConnell, Gerard Parr, Sally McClean and Kashaf Khan.
  • Sustainable Communications Infrastructures in the Cloud – Supporting the Information Economy D3. Conor McBay, Gerard Parr and Sally McClean.
  • Scalable Analytic Models for Performance Efficiency in the Cloud D5. Awada Uchechukwu, Keqiu Li and Keqin Li.
  • Virtualization Security using Mandatory Access Control and Virtual Machine Introspection D6. Thu Yein Win, Huaglory Tianfield and Quentin Mair.
  • Energy-aware Virtual Machine Consolidation for Cloud Data Centers D7. Dabiah Alboaneen, Bernardi Pranggono and Huaglory Tianfield.
  • SLA Assured Brokering (SAB) and CSP Certification in Cloud Computing D8. Shyam S. Wagle.
  • CloudAdvisor – A Framework Towards Assessing Trustworthiness and Transparency of Cloud Providers D9. Mohammed Almanea.

UCC2014 Doctoral Symposium

The goal of the Doctoral Symposium is to provide a supportive and shepherding environment in which PhD students can present their research proposal and attend UCC. Students will be able to discuss their research objectives, methods and approach and results at various stages of their research. The aim is to solicit feedback on their research from well established researchers and attendees. The Symposium is also an opportunity for students to network with peers and get mentored by leading academics and practitioners in the field of utility and cloud computing.

Doctoral Symposium Scope

The technical scope of the Symposium is that of UCC. We invite students at different stages to submit Doctoral Research Papers and Extended Research Abstracts to the Doctoral Symposium: Students at an initial stage should have decided on research topic, question and approach and have outlined a research proposal to get the most out of the Symposium. Students at a mature stage (third or fourth year) are assumed to have on a concrete research questions, approach and evaluation.

Topics of interest to UCC include (but are not restricted to):

  • Big Data and Analytics
  • Principles and theoretical foundations of Utility Computing, including pricing and service models
  • Policy languages and Programming models
  • Architectural models to achieve Utility in Clouds
  • Designs and deployment models for Clouds: private, public, hybrid, federated, aggregated
  • Cloud Computing middleware, stacks, tools, delivery networks and services at all layers (XaaS)
  • Virtualisation technologies and other enablers
  • Economic models and scenarios of use
  • Scalability and resource management: brokering, scheduling, capacity planning, parallelism and elasticity, as well as marketplaces
  • Cloud management: autonomic, adaptive, self-*, SLAs, performance models and monitoring
  • Applications: games, social networks, scientific computing (e-science) and business
  • Software Engineering For/In the Cloud
  • Mobile and energy-efficient use of Clouds
  • Beyond technology: Cloud business and legal implications, such as security, privacy, trust and jurisdiction especially in Utility contexts

Format and Submission Guidelines

We solicit three types of contributions: i) Doctoral Research Papers, ii) Extended Research Abstracts and iii) Doctoral Posters. Doctoral Research Papers are limited to 6 pages, Extended Research Abstracts are limited to 4 pages and Doctoral Posters are limited to 2 pages in IEEE double-column format. The page limit includes figures, tables and references.

Your contribution needs to cover:

  • The technical problem to be solved with a justification of its importance
  • An account of related and prior works that explains why these works have not solved the problem
  • The specific research problem or question that your thesis work will address
  • A sketch of the proposed approach or solution
  • The expected contributions of your dissertation research
  • Progress in solving the stated problem
  • The methods you are using or will use to carry out your research
  • A plan for evaluating your work and presenting credible evidence of your results to the research community

The Doctoral Symposium Committee will select participants based on the potential quality of the research and its relevance to UCC, Quality of the research abstract and diversity of background, research topics and approaches. Accepted contributions will appear in the UCC 2014 Proceedings. The proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society and will be made available online through the IEEE Digital Library. All submissions must be in English and made electronically through EasyChair. Upon notification of acceptance, all authors will be asked to compete a Copyright form and will receive further instructions for preparing their camera ready versions according to the UCC 2014 Format and Submission Guidelines. All authors will be expected to be able to meet the tight UCC 2014 camera-ready copy deadline and to present their work at UCC 2014.

Doctoral Symposium Chair

Doctoral Committee

  • Nour Ali, University of Brighton, UK
  • Muhammad Ali Babar, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Adam Barker, University of St Andrews, Scotland
  • Ivona Brandic, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Radu Calinescu, University of York, UK
  • Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Patrick Hung, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
  • Mirco Musolesi, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Souheil Khaddaj, Kingston University, UK
  • Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK
  • Georgios Theodoropoulos, University of Durham, UK
  • Liping Zhao, University of Manchester, UK

Important Dates

Submission Due Date: 1 September 2014 (11:59 p.m. Apia, Samoa – FIRM and FINAL)
Notification Date: 15 September 2014
Camera-Ready Date: 28 September 2014
Doctoral Symposium Date: One day workshop, between 8-11 December 2014